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[New Latin, from Greek askos, bag, wineskin.]
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indicating a bladder or ascus: ascomycete.
[from Greek askos bladder]
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a combining form meaning “sac,” “ascus”: ascomycete. Also, asc-.
[< Greek asko-, comb. form of askós bladder, belly]
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